Big Red Sat-1 Satellite

Big Red Sat-1
Big Red Sat-1
Big Red Sat-1
Satellite Big Red Sat-1
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status No signal? (Inconclusive news and SatNOGS reports as of May 2024)
Launched 2024-03-21
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-30) (ELaNa 51)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2024-04-18
Organization University of Nebraska
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters US

Educational mission to demonstrate perovskite panel technology.


The first CubeSat from Nebraska is the Big Red Sat-1, which aims to investigate and improve the power production ability of solar cells. It is built by a team of middle and high school students mentored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate engineering students. 

Education mission with a primary goal of engaging and developing future aerospace engineers by contributing to the development of critical technologies to improve solar power generation. The technology demonstration secondary focus is to take proven perovskite panel technology at technical readiness level (TRL)-5 to TRL-6 by testing the panels in space using flight heritage information and systems to maximize potential success. Testing should provide answers on handling and the life of perovskites, as well as comparative day/night performance with silicon in a space environment.

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